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September 14th, 2003

Exaltation of the Cross


Schedule of Masses Week of September 15th - 21st,  2003



Requested for

Requested by

Mon 9/15

7 A.M.

John Mondanaro



Monica Blacker

Margaret Teresa Long


7 A.M.

Gail Burke

Amanda Bowmna


9 A.M.

Dec. Members of McMahon Family

Mary Fisher

Wed 9/17


Winterhalter & Charles Families

Grace Winterhalter



Marie Starz

Ann & Fran


7 P.M.

Lucille Cherry


Thurs 9/18


Catherine Gourhan

Gourhan Family



Lucille Cherry


Fri. 9/19

7 AM

Josephine McKenna

Pat McKenna



Lucille Cherry


Sat. 9/20

9 A.M.

James Mocarski




Pasqualina Lombardi

Michele Lombardi & Family

  7:30 PM For the People of the Parish  

Sun. 9/21


James Mocarski


  9 AM Liv/Dec Members of Hanley Family Family


John Newmann Jr. Neumann Family

12 PM

Tim Guy Family 


Sanctuary Gifts September 14th  - September 20th, 2003 


In Memory Of

Requested By

Altar Wine

Martha Timmerman

Lorraine Dewan

Altar Bread

Martha Timmerman

Madeline Gerrity

Sanctuary Lamp

Frances Muzikar

Nancy McGrath

Altar Candles

Frances Muzikar

Burke Family

Let Us Pray For Those Seriously Ill
 People will remain on the sick list for 2 weeks unless otherwise notified:

Anthony Tuzzo, Dennis McFeeley, Joan Wheeler, John Brawer,  Edward Anderson, John Krohn, Richard Carlson, and Ursala Ferris.

Vocation reflections

Discipleship entails denying our very selves and following the way of the lord , a way of suffering and service.  In professing our faith in him we can rely on the Lord for strength and salvation.  Can you accept the challenge of discipleship as a priest, deacon, religious sister or brother?

If so, please contact the Vocations Office at 973-497-4365 or by e-mail at or visit our website at

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Christian Stewardship provides a spirituality that you can take home from church, exercise at work and express through personal involvement in the community and church.

Our Weekly Offering  
September  2003  
September 6/7   4,545.
Month’s Total      4,545.
Month’s Average $    4,545.
Mailed in, thank you $   225.50  



‘02 Monthly Avg.

 ‘03 Monthly Avg.


$4,902.   $4,586.


$5,445. $5,445.


Every Tuesday, the Blessed Sacrament is exposed in the church from 3 to 4 p.m.  It is an hour of prayer for the priests, DIVINE MERCY and religious men and women of the church.  Prayers are also said for an increase of vocations to the priesthood and religious life.

We invite you to come and spend time with the Lord for these intentions and for your personal requests. 


Rosary Society Auction “Viva Las Vegas”

The annual Rosary Society Auction will be held on Sunday, October 26th, 2003 at 1 p.m. in the auditorium.  Please help us...contributions of cash or unused merchandise for the auction (no clothing please).  Items may be dropped off at the rectory - Attention: Nora Browne.  Thank you for your continued support.

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Our Web Site    

When you log on and browse around you’ll see all kinds of information about our parish. Included, of course, will be the current activities for the many different organizations as well as an update as to what is going on with our parish family.
Do not let evil defeat you: Instead, conquer evil with good!!

By your wounded heart: teach us love, teach us love, teach us love..... -Daphne Fraser

25th Anniversary

The Polish Clergymen’s Society, along with the religious and lay faithful of Polish heritage in the Archdiocese of Newark, will celebrate in a special way the 25th Anniversary of the Election of our Holy Father, Pope John Paul II as successor of St. Peter.

All are cordially invited to join Archbishop Szczepan Wesoly and Archbishop John J. Myers at Mass on September 21, 2003 at 12 noon in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart.  The local Church of Newark will join in thanksgiving for the gift of our Holy Father’s pontificate.

Second Collection

This weekend, the second collection is to aid the Church in Central and Eastern Europe, a church rebuilding itself after 70 years of communist suppression.  Catholics in Eastern Europe have repeatedly expressed gratitude for the financial support from their American sisters and brothers. Proceeds go to support seminaries, social service programs, youth ministry, church restoration, and the spread of the gospel message through the mass media.

50th Reunion

St. Michael’s High School, Jersey City is having their 50th Reunion September 19th, 2004 at the Crystal Point Marina, Point Pleasant, New Jersey.  Contact: Bette Clare Thiele McCloskey at 732-583-9184/ or Carol Gilmartin Bailey at 732-787-9524/ - mailing address: Bette Clare McCloskey, 22 Marc Drive, Matawan, NJ  07747.

Support Group

For Fathers Whose Children Have Died...The needs of fathers who have suffered the loss of a son or daughter are unique.  The Office of Family Life Ministries of the Archdiocese of Newark invites all grieving fathers to an evening of prayer, sharing, and discussion, away from societal expectations, in the hope it will provide a special place of understanding and healing.  This evening of reflection will be held on Friday, September 26, 2003 at Notre Dame RC Church (Parish Center), 358 Central Avenue, North Caldwell at 7:30 p.m.  Pre-registration is requested.  Please call the Office of Family Life Ministries at 973-497-4327 for information and registration.


SAINT DOMINIC ACADEMY: Celebrating 125 years of excellence in education; located at 2572 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City.  Catch a glimpse of your future at SDA’s Open House for 7th and 8th grade girls and their parents on Sunday, September 28th from 1-3 p.m. and on Monday, September 29th from 6-8 p.m.  For any further information, please call 201-434-5938.

ACADEMY OF THE SACRED HEART: “Educating women for 135 years-A Catholic Tradition in Education”; Middle States Accredited; Located at 713 Washington St., Hoboken.  Open House for 8th graders and their parents on Sunday, September 21st at 2 p.m.  For more information, contact Admissions Director, Sister Maureen Mahan at 201-659-7139.

ORATORY PREPARATORY SCHOOL: Come live the Oratory experience at our Open House on Sunday, September 28th from3-5 p.m.  Faculty and students will be present to give tours and answer questions for prospective 7th-12th grade boys and their families.  Oratory Prep is located at 1 Beverly Rd., Summit, NJ off Morris Avenue.  For further information  call 908-273-5771, ext. 11 or visit

REGIS HIGH SCHOOL:  An all-scholarship Jesuit secondary school for Catholic boys, announces its Open House for 8th graders and their parents to occur on Columbus Day, Monday, October 13th from 1-4 p.m.  For additional information, please write or call:  Eric Di Michele, Director of Admissions, Regis High School, 55 East 84th Street, New York, NY  10028 - 212-288-1100.

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MONDAY   1Tm 2:1-8 Ps 28:2,7-9              Jn 19:25-27

TUES.  1Tm 3:1-13 Ps 101:1-3,5-6            Lk 7:11-17

WED.  1Tm 3:14-16 Ps 111:1-6 Lk 7:31-35

THURS.  1Tm 4:12-16 Ps 111:7-10            Lk 7:36-50

FRIDAY  1Tm 6:2c-12 Ps 49:6-10,17-20    Lk 8:1-3

SATURDAY   1Tm 6:13-16 Ps 100:2-5        Lk 8:4-15

NEXT SUNDAY - 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME  Wis 2:12,17-20          Ps 54:3-4,5,6-8 Jas 3:16-4:3 Mk 9:30-37

CCD News

Sept. 14th - Come and register your child today for Religious Education classes and also pick up class cards for those already in program.


Sept. 21st - Commissioning of Teachers at 9 a.m. Mass.  Children are to attend this Mass to support the teachers.  NO CLASS TODAY!

Confirmation Classes begin Sept. 23rd to Nov. 4th 6:30-8 p.m.

First day of CCD Class Sept. 28th with 9 a.m. Mass/classes from 10-11:30 a.m.  Children attend 9 a.m. Mass first before classes!

Marriage Enrichment Weekend

October 3-5, 2003 - With the passing of Labor Day, the summer is over and it’s back to the same old grind.  Same old work, same old school, same old routine.  But it doesn’t have to be the same old, same old when it comes to your relationship in marriage.  You can reawaken your marriage by attending a Marriage Encounter Weekend.  Spending time with your spouse and other couples could put the spring back into your life together.  The next weekend will be October 3,4,5 at a nearby Sommerfield Suites Hotel.  For more information or to register, please call Jim and Pat Detura at 201-384-8497.  Marriage Encounter: making good marriages better.  You have nothing to lose but the same old, same old.

Conserve Energy and Save Money

A FREE Energy Stewardship Workshop sponsored by the New Jersey Catholic Coalition for Environmental Justice will be held at the Archdiocesan Center on Tuesday, September 16th from 7-9:30 p.m. Utility rates have just gone up!  This workshop will tell you how you can conserve energy, save minimum of 10% of your energy bills, and take steps toward being a good steward of the environment.  All workshop participants will receive a FREE compact fluorescent light bulb to guarantee energy savings.  Refreshments will be provided.  To attend or for more information, call the Human Concerns Office at 973-497-4341 or email

Planned Giving

With an Archdiocesan Charitable Gift Annuity, you receive...Stable Income - identical payments on a regular schedule; Solid Backing - underwritten by the Archdiocese of Newark; Splendid Rates - higher rates than many other options; Special Savings - tax deduction and tax favored payments.  For more information on how you can help yourself and at the same time help the Church, please call Deacon John McKenna at 973-497-4125.

Class of 1947

St. Anne’s Class of 1947 will hold its 4th Reunion on Saturday, September 27, 2003.  Still MIA: Eileen Casey, Marie Dunne, Joyce Molino, Catherine O’Neill, Frances Shaw, Dolores Sobolesky, and Walter “Fuzzy” Graff.  Can you help find friends and classmates??? Thank you!!  Contact Tommy Johnson, 908-459-4061 or


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Ministry Fair

The College of St. Elizabeth will hold a Ministry Fair on September 20th and a Preaching Conference on November 15th.  Both events are for everyone involved in church ministries and who would like to enhance their skills by coming to some excellent keynote presentations with a number of workshops to choose from.  Call the Center for Theological and Spiritual Development at (973) 290-4300/4364 or visit their website at  for more information.

Adult Choir 

Rehearsals resume on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th at 7 P.M. in the Church.  NEW MEMBERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!!  As we prepare for our CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION, consider being a member of the Adult Choir as we lift up our voices and joyfully proclaim our faith celebrating 100 years.  Rehearsal schedules will be given out and are also available in the rectory.  Hope to see your there!

Bereavement Support Group Facilitator Training

Are you interested in becoming part of the ministry to the bereaved in your parish?  A six-week training program is offered at the Archdiocesan Center and is now open for registration.  Participants will explore the stages and tasks of grief and mourning and develop their communication and group facilitation skills.  Sessions will begin at the end of September and are offered on Tuesday mornings or on Thursday evenings.  For registration and fee information, please contact the Office of Family Life Ministries of the Archdiocese of Newark at 973-497-4327.  Pre-registration is required; class size is limited.

Cathedral Concert Series

The Cathedral Concert Series opens its 35th Season with an organ recital given by Fred Hohman of Pro Organo Recordings.  The concert takes place in the Cathedral Basilica on Sunday, September 21, 2003.  Suggested donation $10.  For more information, call 973-484-2400 or visit .  All are welcome.

Padre Pio

The Padre Pio Prayer Group is having a Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, Pennsylvania on September 27th. 

For information, please call Frances Spazian at 201-653-1318 as soon as possible.


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